The 'Star Team'
non-profit educational program
The 'Star Team'
non-profit
educational program
PROGRAM CONCEPT

THE 'STAR TEAM'
The region of Yakutia is currently facing two enormous challenges:
The first
— is the potential disappearance of the lynchpins of the local economy: the oil and diamond industries. Both will diminish shortly as the world starts moving towards new energy types and artificial diamond technologies.
The second
— is global warming: it's expected to have a catastrophic impact on life in Yakutia, with forest fires, damaged ecosystems, and thawing permafrost, which causes buildings to collapse and hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes.
Therefore, we must develop substantial responses and effective solutions as we face these challenges. We are sure that intellectual development is the future. We are starting the 'Star Team' program to help prepare the most intelligent and talented daughters and sons of Yakutia for tomorrow. We'll be asking them to help their region when it faces these and other challenges and to help develop Yakutia and its people.
We have selected ten teenage students who will start an online preparation training with the support of experienced college advisors from different countries. The goal is for them to be accepted into the world's top universities in 2023!

We expect the children will be fully prepared to enter such legendary universities as Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, the Sorbonne, and others. We will achieve this by helping them grow as people, master foreign languages, deepen their knowledge, participate in sports, and volunteer to help those in need.

Tuition fees will be covered by educational grants from the special scholarship fund of Arsen Tomsky - the founder and CEO of inDriver and the founder of Sinet Spark.


'Star Team' is our pilot program
Giving allows you to go through life like riding a bicycle on the smoothest asphalt roads. If you're always taking, you'll end up in the sand. Harmful actions, deception, and betrayal always breed enemies, revenge, and fierce counterattacks. Kindness, good deeds, hard work, and trust make you happier as an individual and often bring you additional benefits. Diligence and persistence will help you to create a solid foundation. Keeping promises, caring for others, and providing high-quality services will lead to gratitude and long-term loyalty. The desire to continuously grow and learn will lead to high professionalism. Share consciously and conscientiously, without expecting anything in return except some personal happiness, and be ready to accept gratitude and kindness from others as a response.

Arsen TOMSKY
Founder of the 'Star Team' program
News
From among the school students of Yakutia 126 children of 9-10 grades take part in the Star Team program
They will not only receive grants for their studies, advice from the experts, and support during all stages of enrolling. There is a deep philosophy of self-knowledge and development. Not only education is essential, but how these school children will apply it in their lives in the future.
City Classical Gymnasium student
Danil BOYARSKIY
I frequently participate in various Olympiads at different levels and often manage to take top prizes or even win.

I am fond of chess, basketball, and video games. In the future, I would like to become a programming engineer, as this profession is quite popular.

I decided to participate in the Star Team project to study at university. I will need a lot of knowledge and experience from participating in the Star Team.
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Alina BUSKAROVA
I have won prizes in economics and mathematics at the National Olympiad in Moscow, a certificate at the Lomonosov All-Russian Tournament in Mathematics, and an award from the Higher School of Mathematics and Philology, as well as certificates at various Olympiads.

I completed different educational courses, and right now, I am focussed on mathematics and economics competitions and intellectual games. I like to draw, learn languages and do embroidery in my spare time. I want to have my own business in the future. I decided to participate in Star Team because it is an opportunity to prepare for admission to top universities with the best teachers and students.
Yakutia Boarding Lyceum student
Sardana EGINOVA
Prize-winner and winner in the city, regional and national Olympiads in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and economics. The most well-read student of the Yakutia Boarding Lyceum (2017-2019). Winner of the Yakutia scientific-practical conference "Step into the Future-2019" (Yakut philology); Participant in the Yakutia stage of "Worldskills-2019" in the "Machine learning and big data" field.

I am fond of vector graphics, 3D modeling, playing guitar, and reading. I have not yet decided on a future profession. But I am attracted by activities that allow me to change the modern world, create something new, and find answers to various questions.

I believe that studying at one of the world's best universities will give me great knowledge, valuable skills, excellent experience, and a successful start in my future career. The Star Team program is entirely in line with my goals and desires. I will, therefore, do my best to achieve good results.
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Inna ZAKHAROVA
Winner in the municipal stages of the National Olympiads in Literature, History, and Russian Language; winner in mathematics, English, and history. Winner and prizewinner in the Siberian Mathematics Olympiad. Winner of the Yakutian' First Orbital' chemistry Olympiad.

I also have a 2nd place certificate in literature from the 'Highest Sample' Olympiad. I have prizes in various debating tournaments at the city and regional levels and 2nd place in the National Russian Chekhov debating game.
City Classical Gymnasium student
Maris MAKAROV
I was a prizewinner at the National Russian Computer Science Olympiad for schoolchildren and took first place in the "Neuromanaged manipulators" competition at the VII Yakutia robotics festival. I am also the winner of the 'Squirrel' University Mathematics Olympiad for schoolchildren, run by Siberian Federal University.

I am fond of programming, reading, and a bit of hardware. I want to become a real expert in information technologies and be someone who can cope with the most challenging tasks and work in the largest companies in the world. This is why I'm participating in the Star Team program.
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Elisaveta MATVEEVA
Regional prizewinner in English and mathematics, winner in mathematics, champion in chemistry and physics in the first stage at the National Russian Lomonosov Linguistics Tournament, first place (awarded twice) in the 'Mathematical Holiday' Olympiad, first place in the Yakutsk' Step into the Future' scientific conference on the topic of bilingualism, second place in the highest league at the regional Mathematical Combat.

I also dance contemporary, enjoy drawing, playing the piano, and sports. I am thinking of becoming a doctor, scientist, or having my own business. I've thought about studying abroad since the fifth grade, so I was happy to be part of the project: it was impossible not to take such an opportunity.
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Vladislav PAVLOVSKIY
Winner of the regional stage of the School of Computer Science and member of the team that won the Yakutia Team Olympiad of Schoolchildren in 2020.

I am fond of programming, technology, video editing, and chess. Using my interests and hobbies, I plan to become a programmer in the future. Participating in Star Team is an excellent opportunity for me to develop and help my native region in the future.
City Classical Gymnasium student
Angelina REBROVA
I am a prizewinner of many music contests (piano). I have also taken part and won prizes in various sports competitions. In 2019, I received the title "pupil of the year" from the 7th and 8th grades.

My hobbies include playing the piano and guitar and playing basketball and volleyball, and I also take an active role in many school events.

I work to be the best version of myself. In the future, I want to create my own thriving business. I took part in this project to prove that I can succeed in life. For me, it's a big step.
City Classical Gymnasium student
Aina ROMANOVA
Regarding my most significant achievements so far, I would like to mention my victory in my city's French Olympiad for schoolchildren and my prizes in the city Olympiad (literature and English). I got third place at the Russian National Schoolchildren Olympiad at St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, worked as a costume designer in the staging of the children's opera 'Child and Magic' at the State Opera and Ballet Theater, and have a DELF certificate for A2 French.

I am fond of creating art both on paper (watercolor, gouache, pencil) and in digital form (on a graphic tablet). I also like to learn foreign languages and am currently learning French and Italian.

In the future, I want to become a graphic designer. My dream is to study for this abroad. This is why I decided to participate in the Star Team project: I think the project will give me the perfect opportunity to fully prepare for entering one of the world's leading universities.
'Aiyy Kyhata' National Grammar School student
Isidor SIVTSEV
Among school subjects, I am most interested in chemistry and biology. This year I was a prizewinner at the Open Yakutia' First Orbital' Chemistry Olympiad and received an invitation to start distance learning at the Minor Academy of Sciences. When it comes to biology, I have always been interested in anatomy.

The idea of defenders, healers, etc., has always fascinated me. I've explored a lot, from how to keep Yakut horses to creating a trading platform app, 'Green Book.'

I took first place in the city's 'Homogoy tyl' debating contest and second place in the city's "Aman Es" competition. In 2016, I was first at the city's "Window to science" festival, which focused on scientific research. I love various sports: team volleyball and our Yakutian sport - Hapsagai. In 2015, I took 3rd place in the city's open tournament, and in 2017 I was champion. As for the future: I'm seriously thinking about becoming a doctor.

I have a dream - to invent something in the field of human tissue regeneration. Or, at least, to bring humanity closer to it. Enrollment in Star Team will give me a big push toward achieving my goal.
The first participants of the Star Team
Danil BOYARSKIY
City Classical Gymnasium student

Alina BUSKAROVA
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Sardana EGINOVA
Yakutia Boarding Lyceum student

Maris MAKAROV
City Classical Gymnasium student

Elisaveta MATVEEVA
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Vladislav PAVLOVSKIY
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Angelina REBROVA
City Classical Gymnasium student

Aina ROMANOVA
City Classical Gymnasium student

Isidor SIVTSEV
'Aiyy Kyhata' National Grammar School student
Inna ZAKHAROVA
V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum student
Oath
I solemnly vow to always develop myself and develop the world.
I vow to do what is truly important and interesting to me.
I vow never to bring the evil to people.
I swear that wherever I am, whatever I do, I will do my best to develop my homeland - the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
And may I be happy, fulfilling this oath.
About Yakutia
The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is located in northeastern Siberia, in deepest Russia. Millions of years ago, this land was covered by the warm waters of a tropical ocean and was filled with trilobites and plesiosaurs. Later, herds of mammoths and woolly rhinoceros came to beat trails across its vast plains. All we have left of those times today are the fossilized remains often found in the permafrost — the colossal layer of ice and soil beneath the surface of the ground which reaches, in some places, a depth of 5,000 feet.

This was the land where our people settled many centuries ago - the Sakha people, or the Yakuts (Russian). According to research, our ancestors came from one of the Turkic steppe groups who had settled on the east shore of Lake Baikal by the early Middle Ages. They were later forced to migrate north, mostly to escape hostile Mongolian tribes; their choice was to either head north or lose their lives and liberties. Why else would horse riders from the southern steppes move to a land where the winter lasts eight months and the temperatures drop below -60˚C (-80˚F)? Yakutia is the coldest inhabited place in the world. It isn't easy to survive in these conditions, but our ancestors handled it. Perhaps this harsh landscape gave rise to some of the distinguishing qualities of the Sakha people: ingenuity, perseverance, trading skills, and excellence in science and the visual arts.